Saturday, April 29, 2006
Immigrants’ Rights Group Sponsors "Worker’s Day Family Picnic" Monday in SF
March in Santa Fe 4/19/06
(Photo Courtesy Somos Un Pueblo Unido)
From Somos Un Pueblo Unido:
Immigrant workers and local businesses will participate in a nationwide boycott and mobilization in support of immigration reform.
What: Worker’s Day Family Picnic supporting the nationwide boycott and mobilization for immigration reform. This event is sponsored by Somos Un Pueblo Unido, a membership-based New Mexico immigrants’ rights organization.
When: Monday, May 1, 2006 -- 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Where: Franklin Miles Park (corner of Camino Carlos Rey & Siringo Rd., Santa Fe)
Entertainment: Live Music (Mónica y Flechazo, Andé Marimba, Danzantes Aztecas Anahuac Grupo Eclipse)
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In support of the national boycott and mobilization for comprehensive immigration reform, Somos Un Pueblo Unido is organizing a "Worker’s Day Family Picnic" with food, music and entertainment for Santa Fe’s working families.
To demonstrate the positive economic impact of immigrants in the local and national economy, hundreds of immigrant families and supporters in Santa Fe will participate in the "Paro" (boycott) on May 1st. Many will choose not to go to work or send their children to school. Others will participate by buying nothing and wearing a white ribbon.
Participants in this mobilization are calling on Congress to negotiate a workable immigration reform that: does not criminalize undocumented immigrants; provides a path to permanent legal residence and citizenship for undocumented workers and students; and provides future immigrant workers with safe and legal means to immigrate with full workplace protections.
Several local businesses are supporting this effort by closing their doors on May 1st, supporting their immigrant workers who decide to participate in the mobilization, or donating food to the event.
An initial list of supporting businesses includes:
Harry’s Road House
Lucero’s Lathing and Plastering
Carreras Auto Sales
La Familia Mexicana
Lorena’s Boutique El Paisano
Ten Thousand Waves
Cloudcliff Bakery and Artspace
Mariscos La Playa in Española
Castro’s New Mexican Food
Llantera California Mariscos La Playa in Santa Fe
Mariscos Costa Azul
Wild Western Wear
Castillo’s Auto Repair
Southside Plaza Café
Tara’s Organic Ice Cream
Somos Un Pueblo Unido
1205 Parkway Dr, Suite B
Sante Fe, NM 87507
Los derechos de los inmigrantes son derechos humanos.